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Mad Science of Maine sparks imaginative learning for K-6th graders when school is out! Children experience first-hand what science is all about by getting hands-on with project-based activities, observing fascinating demonstrations, taking part in inquiry-based discussions, and by extending their learning at home with correlated take-home projects. Engaged, active, enthusiastic, and of course FUN learning is what we are all about!

<Mission: Code>

Grades: Entering Grades 2nd-6th,  7-12 years old
<Mission: Code> is a unique summer camp experience that allows kids to learn essential coding skills while also engaging in active games and hands-on learning.  Kids will develop computational thinking and problem solving skills in an online game environment where you give a robot a set of instructions to follow in order to solve the level. Each coding session provides kids with a fundamental skill set including algorithms, functions, relative directions and sequences. The combination of online activities paired with engaging offline activities like scavenger hunts, programming a witty robot, inventing a droid,  code-cracking mysteries and team robotics challenges that keep kids active and reinforce coding skills is a winning formula for fun in the summer! Children will be given access to this coding platform for up to 1 year. Additional take-homes include building and developing a board game and puzzles that help children practice their computational skills at home.

Day 1- Sick' Sequences
Day 2- Far Out Functions
Day 3- Astounding Algorithms
Day 4- Encryption In Action
Day 5- Diggin' into Debugging

Reactions in Action

Entering Grades 1st-6th,  6-12 years old

Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a Junior Chemist! Try your hands as a real Mad Scientist in this whirlwind camp packed solid with cool reactions. Explore bubbling potions, slimy polymers, color changing liquids, dry ice bubbles, and solids that disappear in an instant! Start out the week learning about laboratory equipment at your personal lab tech bench. Then, slide down the PH scale and spend a day finding out how different chemicals react when mixed together. Build and break molecules and grow crystals in a petri dish. Ooze into a gooey day of making crazy concoctions such as glow putty, glow spheres in a test tube, thermochromic mixtures, and guar gum brain goo! Round out this radical week by manipulating matter in all of its three states! Take home a full set of Mad Science lab gear that includes a graduated cylinder, a flask, test tubes, goggles, and a lab coat. Come take a walk on the wild side of chemistry!

Day 1- Super Cool Science

Day 2- Chemistry Club

Day 3- Reaction Time

Day 4- Chemical Counting 

Day 5- Crazy Concoctions

Covid-19 Protocols
Here is a general list of Nad Science new protocols and operational initiatives:
-Staggered Drop Off & Pick Up
-Morning Health Screenings Upon Drop Off
-Group work converted to more solo projects
-Adapted curriculum in adherence to social distancing rules
-Classroom management adapted to social distancing
-Maximize and use outdoor space as much as possible
-When teacher outside of designated teaching zone, they will be required to wear a mask
-Seat markers to help reinforce distancing
-Guide for parents in preparation for camp
-Sanitation rules and equipment managed so as to be disinfected
-Regular hand washing and hand sanitation after each activity
-Hand sanitizer provided and applied as part of class
-Storage bins or designated areas for child belongings

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Mission: Code 
6 - 12  2 - 6  MTuWThF  07/20/2020 - 07/24/2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Gorham Municipal Center - Multipurpose Room
$260.00 R, $260.00 NR
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Reactions in Action 
6 - 12  1 - 6  MTuWThF  08/03/2020 - 08/07/2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Gorham Municipal Center - Multipurpose Room
$260.00 R, $260.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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